What was the study asking?
This cross sectional study looked at the association of diet with menopausal symptoms.
What did they find?
They found that women who ate a proinflammatory diet (high intake of energy, fat and saturated fats and low intake of carbohydrates, proteins, fibre and vitamin C) had more severe menopausal symptoms.
Conversely, women who ate an anti-inflammatory-type diet (vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and seeds wholefood-based) had less severe symptoms.
What is the take-home message?
Diet can directly influence menopausal symptom severity.